‘Nikujaga’ is simmered Meat (Niku) and Potatoes (Jagaimo). I cook it with a variety of Meat, and my family members love the dish. Soy Sauce, Mirin and Sugar are used to season ‘Nikujaga’, but I added some Curry Powder today. Curry flavour can go quite well with the sweet soy sauce flavour.


4 Servings


4 Potatoes
1 Carrot *optional
1 to 2 Onions
1 small piece Ginger *sliced into thin strips
300 to 400g Thinly Sliced Beef (OR Pork, Chicken)
Dashi Stock OR Water *Today I used 2 cups
1 tablespoon Sugar
1 tablespoon Mirin
2 to 3 tablespoons Soy Sauce
2 teaspoons Curry Powder

  1. Cut the thinly sliced Beef (OR Pork, Chicken) into bite size, Potatoes into 4 to 5cm pieces, and Onion(s) 1-2cm strips. If you add Carrot, cut smaller than Potato pieces as it takes longer to cook.
  2. Place Potato, Carrot, Onion and Ginger into a pot and just cover with Dashi Stock (OR Water). You would need 400 to 500ml. Add Sugar, Mirin, Soy Sauce and Curry Powder, cook over high heat.
  3. When it starts boiling, add Beef (OR Pork, Chicken), cover with a lid, and cook until Potato is soft, stirring occasionally. *Note: Lower the heat if required, but I usually keep the high heat.
  4. When Potato is cooked, remove the lid, and cook until the sauce is thickened, shaking and tossing occasionally.
  5. Pour into a large serving bowl and serve.